The movie Passengers is an allegory of manipulated relationships. Sounds bad? Actually, this happens all the time. Men ruffle their feathers, flatter, bribe, and invent stories to get the girl. Dicks! Well, that’s one side of the coin. The other side: many women want great dates and the more shebang the better.
Dating is on every woman’s romance menu and men have no choice but to keep the dishes coming. Have you watched the movie Hitch with Will Smith? That’s what I’m talking about.
Dating is competitive manipulation. Period. But if a guy maneuvers a woman into a relationship that doesn’t mean he has bad intentions. He may genuinely love her. And he may be a good guy. Like in the movie.
So far so clear. What about the second allegory? That is about karma. That’s what happened to the guy in the movie. Once in a while, karma intervenes and kicks us out of our comfort zone. An accident, a tragedy, sudden unemployment, a divorce, and we awake from our incubator. Or someone manipulates us into a relationship. When we realize what happened, we hold people responsible and curse our bad luck or the devil or karma.
Although karma engineers taxing situations once in a while, it doesn’t mean that it has bad intentions. Karma genuinely loves us and our awakenings are gifts. What kind of gifts? Challenges. The opportunity to acquire wisdom and understanding and to build a new, larger comfort zone. Until we are kicked out of that one day too. 😉